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Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole

If you're a tater tot fan, we think you'll LOVE this crock pot tater tot casserole. Not only is is super simple, it's VERY versatile and it's absolutely delicious too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Gwen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can golden mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 32 ounces package tater tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

Crock Pot AND Cast Iron Skillet Versions

  • Fry your meats and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onion is translucent, drain off excess grease
  • Mix the soups, sour cream and milk in a separate container and set it aside

Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole Version

  • Layer the meat mixture, tater tots, soup mixture and shredded cheese
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours

Cast Iron Skillet Tater Tot Casserole Version

  • Preheat your oven to 425° while frying your meats and onions and listed above
  • Drain the excess fat and layer the tots, soup mixture and lastly, the cheese over the top of the meat mixture
  • Place in the oven uncovered and cook for 35-45 minutes

Hamburger Tater Tot Oven Casserole

  • Preheat the oven to 425°
  • Mix the ground meats & onion and spread in the bottom of a 9x13 greased baking dish
  • Layer tater tots, soup mixture, and the shredded cheese
  • Bake at 425° for 50-70 minutes. Time can vary slightly depending on what size and type of baking dish you use.

Freezer Meal Prep

  • Substitute canned, evaporated milk for the "milk" in the recipe
  • Precook the ground meats and onions ~or~ form them into a meatloaf, place in large zip baggie
  • Mix the soups, evaporated milk and sour cream until very smooth. Pour into a smaller baggie and place inside the larger bag
  • Stack the tater tot bag and meat bag and tape them together using the same method as Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie
  • Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before cooking